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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:30:28 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Which of the following two is better English?

How often have you attended department meetings?

How often have you been attending department meetings?

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
NKM
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:30:01 PM

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Both are perfectly good English; one or the other might be more applicable to a particular situation.

"How often have you attended department meetings?" (since you joined the company last year)

"How often have you been attending department meetings?" (It seems like you're spending a lot of time away from your work lately.)

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